IN SEARCH OF COMPUTER TECH TIPS for a not-a-newbie-but-could-use-some-help blogger

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In search of easy-to-use tech tips.

I used to hear about people attempting the get the best possible contraption to do certain things they want to do --- sort of like getting a hammer to kill a fly --- but never learning taking the time to learn what else that gadget can do.

For example, I bought my camera in 2004 -- and learned to zoom in and out, turn on the flash, change the lighting. I have a Dell computer with enough software to do day-today things. And yes, I bought an iPad, downloaded all kinds of apps (140,000+ to choose from), but haven’t really gone beyond watching a few movies on Netfix, checking my email, and surfing the net.


So...this time, I am going to take time to learn a tech tip or two. So I googled “tech tips” and came upon this list from  Very appropriate.This is a good start as any. I’m sure I’ll learn a thing or two to get me going.

Top 10 computer tips of 2010

Below is a listing of the top 10 computer tips of 2010, according to ComputerHope

  1. Top 10 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know
  2. Top 10 free programs everyone should have
  3. Use HTML color picker to find your HTML color code
  4. View two windows side-by-side using Smart Window
  5. Top 10 unknown Google tips
  6. Top 10 Facebook tips
  7. Computer mouse tips
  8. See all color codes used by any web page
  9. Getting a human when calling support
  10. Watch free online lectures

So much to learn, so little time. But if I don't start now, I'll be even farther behind.


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Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

I like the references they will come in handy in the future.  I will flag this blog.

Oct 07, 2011 06:45 PM #1
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Tim --- I just found Computer Hope, and it's a wonderful resource. They have news, blogs, and tips I am also setting it as a favorite. Glad you can find some helpful info from this.

Oct 07, 2011 06:49 PM #2
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Pacita,  another old saying.."That's a mouthful"...lot of gret tips... I am going to add Computer Hope as my favorite also,   thanks for sharing.

Oct 07, 2011 06:53 PM #3
Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY - Frisco, TX

Great list of tech tips. With all the gadgets that is out on the market, we all could use some tech tips.

Oct 07, 2011 06:54 PM #4
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Ron - Glad you found this link helpful. I've been browsing Computer Hope and I wondered how come I didn't know of them before?

Mike -- check out their website. Really wonderful resource.

Oct 07, 2011 06:55 PM #5
Ron T. Weems Jr.
Weems Property Group | KW North Sound - Bothell, WA
Managing the details one home at a time.


There are so many things out here that we can use. I do agree, you have to start somewhere. I need to make a list for myself.

Oct 07, 2011 07:07 PM #6
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Ron -- on Active Rain, there are so many helpful tips. But every little bit helps. I was thrilled to find Computer Hope.


Oct 07, 2011 07:09 PM #7
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

It is always good to be constantly learning new things Pacita, that's why I'm here.

Oct 07, 2011 08:10 PM #8
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Tom --

Isn't amazing all the good stuff we pick up by hanging around here?

I am so excited to have found Computer Hope. Really good stuff.

Oct 07, 2011 08:18 PM #9
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Pacita, these are wonderful tips! WooHoo! I'm glad I'm not the only one who does not use technology to the fullest extent! I just don't have time!

Oct 07, 2011 08:58 PM #10
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Deb -- we use what we need to get the job done. As long as we learn and use something new everytime, we'll be fine.

Have a good evening!

Oct 07, 2011 09:06 PM #11
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

WOW, great stuff, thank you for sharing the post. I made copies of some of the information. Will share with others in my office as well.

Oct 07, 2011 11:03 PM #12
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Thanks for highlighting this information.  I'd love to be able to use the technology right in front of me and really "own" it. I'm going to check out the site.  Enjoy the day!

Oct 07, 2011 11:17 PM #13
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Pacita - Thanks for posting those really great tech tips as well as the link to ComputerHope - great resource sharing!

Oct 08, 2011 04:18 AM #14
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Joe -- glad you found some tips you can share and use as well

Barbara -- I like to learn at least one new thing everyday, This site should help me.

Dick -- I bookmarked Computer Hope, too. Really glad I stumbled upon this site.

Oct 08, 2011 05:15 AM #15
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